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BMW undercarriage rust

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BMW factory has sprayed the undercarriage with a silver primer paint....
06-17-2019, 05:23 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

Firewall vacuum hoses

2010 e60 with the N52k

There are 2 small vacuum hoses on the firewall near where the heater hoses terminate in the firewall. Theses vacuum hoses are slightly different size diameters.

One end...
05-26-2019, 12:01 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

If the BMW is on a rolling carrier (and you are...

If the BMW is on a rolling carrier (and you are pulling the trailer with a truck), how about leaving the car unlocked so the car alarm doesn't go off.
05-20-2019, 12:44 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Yes, I pulled out the alternator and it was made...

Yes, I pulled out the alternator and it was made by Valeo (not by Bosch). It was a 180 amp unit as you'll see in the picture below.

I have attached a picture of all the Valeo part numbers that...
05-18-2019, 04:07 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Valeo voltage regulator

We have a 2010 528i with N52k.

I called FCP and they sent me the 180 amp voltage regulator for the Valeo alternator (or what they thought was the correct voltage regulator).

I pulled out the...
05-16-2019, 04:24 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

Idler pulley torque spec

There are a few strong opinions on the forum for the N52k idler pulley torque setting.

A few say its 33 ft lbs.

I looked it up in the TIS manual, and if I'm reading it correctly, it says 59 ft...
05-10-2019, 03:37 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Transporting your 5 series

Does anyone have experience with using an Auto Transport trailer with their 5 series?

Take a peek at the picture attached.

What might be the do's and don't of using one of these Transport...
03-26-2019, 03:47 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

If a 4 year old battery was inadvertently...

If a 4 year old battery was inadvertently registered as new with INPA, you mentioned in theory, it would attempt to charge the battery at an incorrect rate.

Many people have bought new car...
03-25-2019, 12:23 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Old battery experiment

What would happen if you had a 4 year old battery and went through the INPA registration process and registered it as new?
03-24-2019, 08:37 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

eBox legend for internal contents

I opened up the eBox under the hood and viewed the contents.

Is there a legend somewhere that identifies all the components inside the eBox for a 2010 528i?

...
03-21-2019, 06:04 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

Braided ground strap

There is a braided ground strap on our 5 series (passenger side, 12 inches long, you have to remove the protection shield to see it, Genuine BMW part number 12427551559 ...
03-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Serpentine belt alignment

The pulley located on the spring tensioner appears to be about 1/4 inch wider than the width of the serpentine belt.

I make an assumption that when the BMW dealership changed the belt a few years...
03-05-2019, 03:48 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

It took 2 days for the oil sensor gauge in the...

It took 2 days for the oil sensor gauge in the oil pan to produce an accurate reading for 5.5 quarts in the crankcase verses 6.7 quarts.

Today I got in the car and the iDrive screen said, 'the oil...
03-03-2019, 09:22 AM
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Views: 339
Posted By scottalexander

Yes, I did measure the oil precisely when it...

Yes, I did measure the oil precisely when it drained. There were 7 quarts that drained out of the crankcase. However, when I put 5.5 quarts back in, the oil pan sensor shows MAX in the iDrive screen....
03-02-2019, 02:03 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Oil fill experiment

The Bentley manuals says the 2010 e60 takes 6.9 US quarts of oil in the crankcase.
When I change the oil I always put in 6.9 quarts.

I ran an experiment today when I changed the oil. I only put...
02-23-2019, 07:47 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

Instead of removing the pan and the gasket to...

Instead of removing the pan and the gasket to make adjustments or to start the process all over again, why wouldn't you do the following:

A) buy Permatex Right Stuff and run a bead on the...
02-17-2019, 02:23 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

Missing oil pan bolt?

I was just trying to identify the oil leak around the oil pan gasket (from 2010 528i N52k).

It appears there is a bolt missing close to the oil leak.

See picture below.

Can anyone confirm...
02-15-2019, 01:27 PM
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Views: 1,325
Posted By scottalexander

Good work. You were right. I do have a leaking...

Good work. You were right. I do have a leaking oil pan gasket.

It took a lot of investigation because it wasn't easily visible. I've included a picture of the gasket leak (attached).

...
01-28-2019, 12:03 PM
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Posted By scottalexander

I have not changed the valve cover gasket yet. ...

I have not changed the valve cover gasket yet.

I've check the valve cover gasket a few times and it looks ok, but I never checked it back at the firewall. I'll try to get a rag back there or buy a...
01-25-2019, 09:54 AM
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Posted By scottalexander

Rear oil leak

We have a 2010 e60 with the N52k.

I just replaced the oil cooler gasket and oil filter housing gasket. The vehicle only has 48,000 miles in her.

I caught the oil leak early. I saw a few drops...
01-08-2019, 06:27 AM
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Views: 1,687
Posted By scottalexander

When the idle is bouncing, check for a range of...

When the idle is bouncing, check for a range of issues such as:o Clean the vanos intake solenoid and the vanos exhaust solenoid and see what happenso are the vanos solenoids working well?o are...
01-05-2019, 11:57 AM
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Views: 1,687
Posted By scottalexander

I just changed the fuel filter and it took about...

I just changed the fuel filter and it took about 30 minutes. However, I bought the proper extraction ring tool for $24 on eBay. This way, you can replace the fuel filter every two or so years and you...
01-05-2019, 11:36 AM
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Views: 276
Posted By scottalexander

Yes, the fuel line has a movable inside collar...

Yes, the fuel line has a movable inside collar that pushes in the outer sleeve. This allows you to release the fuel line.

However, the power steering quick release hose on a 2010 e60 doesn't...
01-04-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By scottalexander

Power steering cooler

We have a 2010 e60 with N52k engine.Five guys at work today debated on how to physically disconnect the Power Steering quick release hose (which is attached to the power steering cooler near the...
12-25-2018, 08:53 AM
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Views: 242
Posted By scottalexander

Turn signal doesn't make a sound

We have a 2010 BMW e60 with the N52k.

We bought this vehicle used coming off a lease. At the time we bought it the turn signal was silent and you couldn't hear it when it was turned on. We can't...
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